Yes, I'm still here.
Hope you didn't miss me too much, but it's going to continue almost like this for a while. I'll try and write a little more, but I can't promise anything.
Good news is I'm getting back into my film-watching mood/ mode, which really satisfies me more than I would have thought. So even though I don't write much, I do watch more again.
I'm also in SUPER-CHRISTMAS-MOOD/ MODE!
Here's a song for the christmas mood - can't get it out of my head. Need to see Top Hat really soon.
And a video of the christmas choir I'm in, it's from last week. I think we're getting really good. (It's a danish/ scandinavian tradition that girls sing at christmas, with the white dresses and the lights).
WATCHED FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
28 Days Later... (2002) Danny Boyle - UK
Really cool, though not very creepy. I liked the scene where he walks around London all alone. Also, Cillian Murphy is just too hot.
Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) Manmohan Desai - India
Noooot really what I had expected. Sorry, but this is not my kind of humour. I liked the beginning sequence though, with the hospital beds and the names.
Breaking Dawn, Part II (2012) Bill Condon - USA
A fitting end to the saga. Yes, I'm one of those who don't hate it - the books are a thousand times better, but what the hell.
Die Vermessung der Welt (2012) Detlev Buck - Germany
Beautiful visuals, but the purpose was kind of vague... The acting was great though.
En kort en lang (2001) Hella Joof - Denmark
Sweet Danish comedy on a gay couple of which one man falls in love with a woman. Gotta love it (not only because of Mads Mikkelsen...). Ahem.
Fish Tank (2009) Andrea Arnold - UK/ Netherlands
Absolutely awesome, you know I still find myself thinking about this movie.
Heroine (2012) Madhur Bhandarkar - India
Too long, too dramatic, too long. Kareena was great though. But that's no excuse.
Love Actually (2002) Richard Curtis - UK/ USA
The perfect christmas movie. Why did I never stumble upon it before? Anyway, this was my first review for The Artifice, and I'm proud of it.
Teri Meri Kahaani (2012) Kunal Kohli - India
And another lame Indian rom-com... Meh.
Shabd (2005) Leena Yadav - India
Great potential, not very well-used.
RE-WATCHED WITH THE PURPOSE OF INTENSE EXAMINATION
Dhoom (2004) Sanjay Gadhvi - India
So stupid and so much fun. Cult.
Dhoom: 2 (2006) Sanjay Gadhvi - India
Quite stupid too and even more fun. Cult 2.
Drive (2011) Nicolas Winding Refn - USA
A great movie to watch the morning after a party. Or when you have that teenage-y kind of lovesickness that's disappeared already next day.
Groupies bleiben nicht zum Frühstück (2010) Marc Rothemund - Germany
A cute movie on what it's like to fall in love with a rockstar.
Harry Potter 6-8 (2009, 10, 11) David Yates - UK/ USA
Amount of feature films watched this month: 17 (October +3)
Average rating: 7.2 (October -0.9)
Worst film of the month: Shabd
Best film of the month: Drive
True Blood, Season 3 and 4
F***, I still like this. Am I weird? I mean, yeah it's not just as good as the first and second season, but still....
Verdict: Still addicted
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Murakami, Haruki
Wow, it really took me one whole month to read this. Anyway, it's one of the best books I've ever read. And it's going to be the first I blogged about.
***** out of 5